Osborne+Co and MRP (part of the McAleer & Rushe construction business) own this prominent riverside site in Glasgow City Centre. We are seeking views from the public and business community on our proposals prior to submitting a planning application for Planning Permission in Principle.
You can use this website to learn more about the project and make comments. We held a live online consultation event on 4th February 2021 from 3pm - 7pm. You can still see the proposals on this website and submit your views to us before 26th February and contact us for information.
This consultation is being held online to comply with the Scottish Government’s current Covid 19 planning guidance. You have until 5pm on the 26th February 2021 to tell us your views. We will review all of your comments and, via this website, will give you feedback on how we have addressed them.
We have created an ambitious masterplan to regenerate this four-acre site which has lain vacant since 2007. The sustainable residential led mixed-use development will link with the Scottish Event Campus and Media Quarter as well as the thriving Finnieston area which has undergone its own transformation in recent years.
The core of the masterplan includes:
City centre living is viewed as essential for the future vibrancy, sustainability and economy of the city and Glasgow City Council has a plan to grow the city centre population to 40,000 by 2035.
You can view the detail of our proposals by clicking the link below to our consultation information.
You have until 5pm on the 26th February 2021 to submit comments which we will review and give you feedback on via this website.
If you have a question that is not addressed below, please contact us
Osborne+Co is a global property development company, collaborating to create bespoke developments which match modern needs. Current project locations include Belfast, Bootle, Milton Keynes and in Glasgow where in addition to Lancefield Quay, we are investing approximately £100 million into the Met Tower - creating a major mixed-use development at the heart of Glasgow’s City Innovation District, as well as a landmark construction project on Argyle Street which will become JP Morgan’s European technology hub, accommodating up to 2,700 staff.
MRP is part of the McAleer & Rushe construction business. A privately owned multi award winning business, McAleer & Rushe is one of the leading construction and property companies in the UK and celebrated 50 years in business in 2017. Based in Cookstown with offices in London, Dublin and Belfast the company employs over 360 people. Our Glasgow portfolio includes a £80 million hotel scheme on Renfrew Street which will be operated by the Maldron hotel brand and will employ over 140 staff alongside a further 110,000 sq. ft of Grade A office space.
Jointly, we are currently investing close to a quarter of a billion pounds in Glasgow creating vibrant spaces in which to live, work and relax.
The proposal of application notice was submitted to the Council in December 2020.
An application for “Planning Permission in Principle” will be submitted. Although this means that building design information isn’t required at this stage, we have developed design concepts to reflect the fact that this is an important site and part of the River Clyde and Broomielaw regeneration. Our design concepts have evolved through an iterative process with the Glasgow City Council Planning Team over the course of 2020.
If Planning Permission in Principle is granted, the detailed designs will subsequently require to be submitted to the Council for approval to ensure the Council can control the final quality of development.
The City Development Plan 2017 identifies part of the site as suitable for housing and part as an Economic Development Area with the Potential for Managed Change. There are also a number of policies and regeneration plans that are relevant – including the Broomielaw District Regeneration Framework (June 2019), City Centre 2050 Strategic Development Framework and the City Centre Living Strategy.
The site has lain derelict since 2007. Historically it was part of the Lancefield Foundry complex, and included boiler works and brass works to support the ship building industry. It was then used as British Telecom’s vehicle depot and more recently as a temporary surface level car park.
Close to 700 new apartments can be accommodated on this site in line with the Council’s preference to support high density living in city centre locations.
The homes will be a mixture of up to 300 apartments for sale and 400 to rent in 5 separate individually designed blocks of varying heights.
Build to Rent (BTR) is a term used for residential properties that are built with the intention to let them on secure tenancies and not sell.
It’s a well-established way of providing good quality and well managed private rented properties in England, but it is a comparatively new concept Scotland.
Residents are offered long-term security of tenure, with the flexibility of renting and have access to wider on- site amenities such as communal kitchens and dining areas, cafes, gyms and outdoor social spaces. They are well managed and effort is put into fostering a sense of community.
BTR has an important role to play in the Glasgow housing market, providing high quality, desirable and sustainable housing options in central areas.
Because the application is for Planning Permission in Principle, the detail of design is not yet required and will be controlled in future by planning conditions. However, at this stage, we have had extensive discussions with the planning department about the scale and massing of the buildings.
Initial design ideas could be inspired by the industrial heritage of the area, for example referencing the brickwork and roof pattern of the historic Lancefield Works that once occupied the site.
They will range from 1-3 bedrooms to buy and rent and studio apartments will also be offered within the Build to Rent part of the development. This range of apartments sizes has been designed to appeal to a wide cross section of occupants: single people, couples and familes. The expansive garden areas - which provide a similar amount of green space as Garnethill Park - will provide outdoor enjoyment for the whole community and a safe play area for children.
The height of the blocks range from 4 storeys to 16 and have been designed to maximise the amount of evening sun into the community spaces. The direction of the sun path means buildings are lower to the South and West of the site. In addition roof massing has been modelled to increase daylight levels to the central communal green spaces.
The residential block immediately next to the site is 10-13 storeys high and the city’s Strategic Development Framework encourages the development of buildings over 10-12 storeys and up to 18 storeys to ensure efficient use of land encouraging a density of population within the city centre. The proposals and site layout have been progressed to comply with policies in relation to privacy of and daylight to adjoining properties.
The project does not solely focus on the energy performance of each apartment but looks at sustainable development as a whole. This includes local air quality, access to combustion free vehicle infrastructure, green roofs, biodiverse landscaping, surface water attenuation and run-off, apartment digital connectivity, cycling facilities and more.
A key aim has been to move away from sources of combustion, fossil fuels and pollution. This has been achieved through novel means and use of technology, including innovative Extract Air Source Heat Pumps.
The development considers the future in several ways, how people will work, move, live, socialise, use energy, and record energy use. This is exemplified in the way the building responds to space use for home working and connectivity, the encouragement of green transport means, the creation of social green spaces in an urban context and low energy solutions.
Lancefield Quay looks to the future, taking into account government guidance on fossil fuels and nationwide energy strategies. As the building is an all-electric solution, it will be on a carbon dioxide downward trajectory as the National Grid becomes cleaner. This means the buildings carbon dioxide rating and Energy performance Certificate will actually improve as the development ages, trending towards zero carbon along with the National Grid. Lancefield Quay will be an exemplar of a building of the future.
We are providing approximately 150 secure semi basement car parking spaces as well as spaces for Glasgow City Car Club – which is called Co-Wheels. Not all residents will own a car and popularity of Co-Wheels is increasing year on year. There will be electric vehicle charging points as well as he provision of a secure and accessible bike store for all 700 flats.
21st January 2021
Global property development and investment firm, Osborne+Co, and MRP - the property development and investment division of construction company McAleer & Rushe – are inviting local people to view and feedback on proposals which seek to create a vibrant community at Lancefield Quay, Glasgow.